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  1. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    I've got about 330 full bottles, and they're stored in a number of different places, so about 7 months ago I began a very basic spreadsheet, listing:

    - house
    - name
    - size
    - # of backups...
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    Re: sweet problem

    Hahahaha nicely played, JH.
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    Re: sweet problem

    Sorry, just so I'm clear, you want to buy a fourth cold-weather fragrance, besides DFFL, 1Million and La Nuit which you've already decided to buy?

    If I'm reading things correctly, I say get...
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    Re: Lush to Discontinue Gorilla Fragrances

    Weather isn't in the Gorilla line, but yes, yes you should.

    Don't blind buy Dirty, don't blind buy Breath of God, hell, don't blind buy Voice of Reason (which I really quite like).

    But Weather...
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    Re: $600 for 50 ml most expensive niche?

    Ok, cheers for that, CD :)

    EDIT - I remember Barney's really bent the US customer over when they started stocking bell jars.
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    Re: $600 for 50 ml most expensive niche?

    Is that the price STC are quoting to buy from them?

    If that's the case, the actual price of a bottle will be around the 200 Euro mark, I'd wager.
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    Re: Fragance for young girl

    Aventus

    *drops microphone and walks away*

    But seriously, two of my favourites on women are L'eau d'Issey and Chanel Coco Noir.

    Neither one is too youthful nor too 'old', both are quite...
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    Re: 2

    And from the same company, Ambre et Santal.
    That juice has some fierce strength to it, and garners quite a few compliments (as sweet scents often do).
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    No worries at all, CapriDog.

    What did you buy from them? They're pretty quick at international shipping - bc78 got his DHP delivered in a week to NYC.

    EDIT - just saw their sole Arabian Wood...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Got mine from:



    They do good work - it's from them that I snagged my flacon of Amber Absolute, too.
  11. Re: My collection so far, minus decants and samples

    Or "My bottle of Rive Gauche...plus a bunch of other stuff". :)

    Nice collection. Glad you've got a can of the mighty RG.
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    Re: I'm not a big Le Male fan, but....

    They're just the same frags (Le Male and Le Beau Male) in this season's limited edition packaging.

    JPG put these out fairly regularly.

    I'll confess these ones look pretty cool - particularly...
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    Re: Layering Challenge

    I worry that a lot of people missed the point of the OP - feedback on the suggestion of a viral challenge, possibly with a fundraising component.

    Lomaniac - as a person that doesn't layer frags, I...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Yeah they provide pretty quick service there.

    I find that, as previous posters have stated, on skin the iris note burns off (or maybe it just gets overpowered) very quickly, but on paper, it lasts...
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    Re: Shay & Blue London

    Thanks fellas, for the feedback.

    I will have to go sans-fragrance one day next week and give it a try out on my skin.
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    Re: How did you get into the fragrance game?

    Wetshaving.

    I got here from Badger & Blade, and I know of a good half-dozen people that will say likewise.
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    Re: Shay & Blue London

    How do they last on you, Kaern?

    They both smell amazingly realistic (Blood Orange gets my mouth watering), but as with all realistic citrus fragrances, I have reservations about their longevity.
  18. Re: Describe the following 3 fragrances as creatively as you can in 25 words or less

    Kouros - "It smells like you got in a fight at a pee party, and the d*cks won."

    Aventus - "Which batch?"

    1Million - "My eyes! The goggles do nothing!"

    Less than 25 words for the whole trio.
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    Re: Imaginary Authors quick impressions

    Own em all - love some, am cooler on others, but they're all interesting.

    Falling into the Sea stands above the vast majority of fragrances I've smelled. Ever.
    Easily top 10, probably top 5.
    ...
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    Re: Shay & Blue London

    Yeah, it's not bad, is it daz?

    I've got one spritz on Black's Club and Oud Alif on the crook of each elbow, and am enjoying them drifting up to my nostrils.

    I hesitate to compare the leather...
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    Shay & Blue London

    Well, well, well. What ‘ave we ‘ere?

    A surprisingly good range that I was ready (from the bottle and box aesthetics and fragrance names alone) to write off as another Jo Malone-style house; a...
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    Re: New fragrance: Dueto UBER!!!!!!!!

    My sample vials arrived today - alas won't wear it on my skin just yet, as I'm already wearing DHP, and want to try a few on my skin @ lunch today.
    One spritz on the card, though, has me mildly...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Seconded - the only CH fragrance I've smelled that is worth it's salt. A very nice fragrance, indeed.
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    Re: HdP: Your Picks, and...

    Honourable mention should go to Olympia Music Hall.

    Don't see it spoken of around here, much, but it's very good.
    Smelled it at Scent Bar in LA last year, and bought a bottle not long after I got...
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    Re: HdP: Your Picks, and...

    Own a fair few in the line.

    Top three are 1969, Rosam and Ambrarem.

    Least favourite (of the of the 8 or so I own) are Ambre 114 and MPNW.
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    Poll: Re: Why do you buy Niche fragrances?

    Just for status.

    Once I have eight or nine niche fragrances (the prices of which, combined, must exceed $1500), I mix them all together in a big pot, boil them down until they've reduced by at...
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    Re: Potion Royal black

    I'm somewhere between the two previous posters.

    I blind bought it at a decent price (~$50), and it's a nice enough rose/wood/aoud combo, but nothing earth-shattering.

    Definitely don't find it...
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    Re: ST Dupont Oud et Rose

    You had me at 'boozy rose'. Lost me a little with the patch base, but will keep an eye out for this one.
    Cheers for the info.
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    ^ I like this guy.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Two excellent choices, Texas; the former is one of my favourite fragrances of all time, the latter is a great-quality fragrance that - despite its designer heritage - isn't worn by many people.
  31. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Giggle :)
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Found this lonely little thing. Figured I'd better give it a good home.
    30885
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Almost certainly Tabac EDC/AS.
  34. Re: Voyage d`Hermes Hermes thoughts? Worth the Price?

    I like both, but chose to buy the Parfum as it lasts longer, though the EDT has a fruitier opening (which I like).
    One of those frags where it really would be redundant to own both.

    An excellent...
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    Re: Nautica Oceans

    Indeed they are.
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    Re: Gender rating

    There were 3 or 4 at once.

    Lock em all, I say :)
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    Re: Very disappointed with PdM Herod

    Haven't smelled Herod, so can't advise on if it's all it's cracked up to be.
    If you're thinking of getting a sample of TV, however, make sure you also get a sample of Tabac Rouge by Phaedon.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Mine just arrived - have one spray on my right arm (already wearing Acteur today on my chest).

    It's early days, but I'm really not getting very much sweetness out of this. A little, sure, but...
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    Re: I really hate the note yuzu.

    My earliest exposure to Yuzu as a primary ingredient was with L'eau d'Issey, and I hated it.

    It’s used with such a heavy hand; the pungent, sour scent seems to have been recklessly thrown in.

    I...
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    CdG Black.....five times.
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    Re: Layering Pulp

    LOL oh sh*t, I like Pulp.

    Better tell the gf it's over :)
  42. Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    It's now available from ELdO's webstore @ 150 Euros a pop.
  43. Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    An excellent list - while I've not tried all of them (Ho Hang, Knize Two, Milk of Flowers have so far eluded my schnoz) there is not one out of the other 14 to which I wouldn't add a hearty +1.
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    Re: Layering Pulp

    Wear Pulp proudly, mate. The sourness keeps it from smelling too feminine, in my view, but even if something smells a little feminine on me, nobody's gonna mistake me for a girl.
    If you were really...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Website Cityperfume.com.au.

    $160 as with DJs as killua reported, but use the discount code CPERFUME for 20% off.
    Shipping is $8.95, so shipped it's $137.95.

    Not too shabby.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Blind bought this today - $138 shipped ain't too bad, I guess.

    Kilua you're lucky to live near a well-stocked DJ's. Went in to ask yesterday at the Canberra Centre store, and the fragrance rep in...
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    Re: New fragrance: Dueto UBER!!!!!!!!

    Yep, that email greeted me this morning.
    Very happy, as their last offering (Citiver) was pretty nice.
    A very underrated, often overlooked house.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    All frags are fairly expensive here, but I suppose looking @ the French Sephora site, I see DHP is 102 Euros, or AUD$144, so it's not TOO bad a markup on a brand new frag. Well, not too bad for...
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    Re: Anything similar to L'occitane Cade?

    Cheers fellas. Been away for a bit to remove some of the temptation to buy loads of frags - saving up for my first home.
    Since I've now got myself a raise, you can expect me to be purchasing again....
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    Re: Anything similar to L'occitane Cade?

    Because L'Occitane are famous for cancelling their frags at the drop of a hat.
    You can't get Vetyver here in Oz anymore, and I think it's being/been removed from US stores, too.

    I saw Cade back...
  51. Re: Powdery Fragrance: Burberry Touch Vs Versace Dreamer

    I wouldn't really describe Dreamer as powdery, but if you're set on picking between the two, I say Burberry Touch by a great length.

    Dreamer's drydown isn't awful, but that cloying plastic smell...
  52. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    As soon as they discover they're fakes, they raise hell with the vendor and usually PayPal (as the fakes I hear about are often from eBay).
    I can't imagine a person, having paid for an authentic...
  53. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Presenting a question in an "intelligent fashion" negates the merit - or lack thereof - of the question itself? I disagree.

    I once worked with a girl that served Peter Garrett (he came in to our...
  54. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    C'mon man, don't act hurt and lash out.

    You asked a question that was destined to get facetious responses, no doubt knowing that questions like this have been asked in the past, and used as an...
  55. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Haha I'll confess to muttering "Jesus Christ" when I read the post.

    One issue (of many), OP - how would we be able to measure counterfeit fragrances? It's not like every single counterfeit is the...
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    Were your frags in the cylindrical bottles?

    If so, then you likely got the earlier bottles/juices, meaning the cap and neck around your atomiser would be a matte grey, while the atomiser pump...
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    My pleasure, mate. I'm keen to see if Josh uses the new packaging for all his new releases (I think I remember reading that he was planning all new packaging for his frags, but that was some time...
  58. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    That makes sense, as many people compare CNH to X.

    I'm tempted by NdN and TL to go with the TV I bought a year or so ago.
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    That's usual for the extraits.

    Josh has gone through a number of different types of packaging over the years, but the fairly recent extraits in the cylindrical bottles with the glass beads...
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    Re: Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition..

    I wonder how good the scotch is, and if they're going to release it in more reasonably-priced packaging.
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    Re: Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition..

    That's what surprised me, too; even more than the price it was the weight and the volume of the damn thing that shocked me.

    It's definitely crossed over into impractical territory.
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    True - I was at the local IGA (minimart) yesterday after work, and I passed by two guys in their late 20s or early 30s, and although the fragrances they were wearing could just be told apart, they...
  63. Re: New Fragrance: Ferrari Cedar Essence - Ferrari

    Oh they are - I smelled Scuderia and Light Essence (not part of the Essence range, despite the name) after I smelled Essence Oud and they were indeed quite crappy by comparison.

    Ferrari Uomo isn't...
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    Re: Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition..

    Exactly. Lalique is not primarily a perfume house - they make incredible pieces out of crystal.

    The fact that they make some terrific fragrances that are very well packaged and are (crystal flacon...
  65. Re: New Fragrance: Ferrari Cedar Essence - Ferrari

    C'arn T - you've been on these fora for a while, you have to have realised that Ferrari's doing an exclusifs-style range of frags that are a vast improvement on their stock standard releases.

    They...
  66. Re: I need to explore Histoires de Parfums a lot more

    I'm not so convinced that this house is overrated, like some other posters have stated.

    Certainly, a couple of their scents (Ambre 114, 1740) get a lot of publicity, and I don't find them worthy...
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    Re: Boss #1 - #6

    Haha cheers, mate.



    Tony's right in saying that there's no such thing as 2-5. I just put the numbers in to say those are what they would be if you had to assign numbers to them.

    There is,...
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    Re: Boss #1 - #6

    2 - Boss Sport
    3 - Boss Spirit
    4 - Boss Elements
    5 - Hugo? Boss Elements Aqua? I'd probably say Elements Aqua as it commences with the word 'Boss'.

    That would be my guess, and Boss In Motion...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Nope, I've bought 38 bottles and a 50mL decant of Norma Kamali Incense in the last month alone, and my teeth are falling out, I'm losing my home, and I can't afford a meal (which would obviously need...
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    Re: Best leather?

    These are the six best, leathers/suedes for mine, and I've tried almost every one mentioned so far.

    It's particularly nice to see Cuir Mauresque get a mention; it gets overshadowed by a lot of the...
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    Re: Wild Card Secret Weapon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwOJYBYwOhA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    Re: Parfum D'Empire...

    Jump on the Pd'E website and buy the sample set.

    They:

    - are sprays, not dab vials (which I don't like, and I know you feel the same way, Tony),
    - have a good amount of juice in them - the...
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    Re: Incense Oud vs Black Oud

    Ah, then disregard my comments about the harshness and strength, but keep the final preference.

    Apologies, all.
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    Re: Incense Oud vs Black Oud

    I own Black Aoud, but much prefer Incense Oud.

    In BA the aoud is very harsh and the rose isn't as pleasant as in many other fragrances of its ilk.

    I sought out Rose Oud to compare it to the...
  75. Re: Best moisturizer to use to increase projection?

    But projection??

    I can understand some people believing that lotions help with longevity on dry skin, but if a fragrance doesn't project, is there really much you can do about it?
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    Re: Joop! Homme wild...anyone try it?

    Say whaaa? Bay rum is delightfully spicy, and so very different from the sweet rums that are used in fragrances.

    That biting orange, bay and (often) clove scent makes a terrific bracing scent in...
  77. Re: Safety razor or Double edged wet shaving - question

    Welcome to wetshaving, FSU!

    Glad to see a few BNers getting into it - wetshaving was actually my gateway into fragrances, so I went the opposite direction to you.



    I think this is very...
  78. Re: De Bachmakov is so nice! SO NICE! ...but?

    Has anyone ever recommended this to you?

    24673

    :cheesy:
  79. Re: Cheaper alternative to Givenchy Gentleman Only

    International shipping is a slug (they use a flat rate + $3 per item) but if you wanted to order a few frags to dilute the cost of shipping per item, check out
    ...
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    Re: Church-like incense?

    *takes deep breath*

    Well you've got

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372148-Incense-recommendation?highlight=church+incense...
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    Re: New and in search of Brooks Brothers

    Yep.

    Cripes, just looked at FragranceX. $28.39 for the 180ml of 1818 is an insanely good deal.
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    Re: Borneo vs Ore vs Coromandel

    I own both Ore (in EDP, and the extrait is on its way) and Coromandel, with Borneo's strong patchouli turning me off a bit.

    Ore EDP > Coromandel > Borneo.

    I need to spend more time with the Ore...
  83. Re: Since I'm trying to branch out I tried Amouage, Montale, and Puredistance

    Google better. There are two versions of Jubilation - a womens and a mens.

    This is the case with the majority of Amouage EDPs.

    I'm sure you were given the mens version.
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    In that earlier post where he mentioned a refund, USAFammo9 was talking about a bottle of GPH, not this current bottle of PE that he's ordered.

    However, if the bottle he's selling in his for sale...
  85. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Mosaic by Imaginary Authors.

    It uses citrus to provide cleanliness, but the petitgrain, oakmoss and woods make the longevity terrific, and it also has a little sweetness so it's certainly not...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Cape Heartache

    Good to hear - they're two of Josh's best, in my opinion.

    My gf doesn't love either of them, unfortunately, but at least she likes Mosaic, so I guess I'll keep her (I was always going to keep the...
  87. Re: Impressions about Ferrari Essence Leather Please

    Well you had me up until you said SH were scrubbers :)

    Very good points, Bark. I can't imagine too many fragrances in all of our collections don't utilise synthetic ingredients to a fairly high...
  88. Re: Newb Trying to Sell Me Dior Homme and Aqua Fahrenheit At Retail lol

    That's pretty much the TL;DR version of my post :D
  89. Re: Newb Trying to Sell Me Dior Homme and Aqua Fahrenheit At Retail lol

    Supressing my urge to ask how this is discussing male fragrances, I see more of an issue with you dragging this whole thing into the open.
    If you had a price point in mind below which you were...
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    Sticky: Re: Received my Creed OS from fragrancenet

    There's a sticky thread for this.

    Mods, can we please move this into the "Creed - is my bottle genuine " thread?
  91. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    Sh*t - this means that the already inflated reputation will achieve legendary status for this sub-par juice.



    I don't think thehighend's post was meant to say it definitely wasn't discontinued,...
  92. Re: Impressions about Ferrari Essence Leather Please

    You tell me from where I can get a bottle shipped to Australia, and I will buy it and let you know.
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    Re: Blue Collar jobs and Fragrance

    Very hard. I was raised in a rural/regional area, and I could never have enjoyed a large fragrance collection had I not moved to a city (close enough, I live in Canberra :p) for uni. Lord knows I...
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    Re: Mens fragrance community and groupthink

    Filthy, vile juice - obviously I am not one of the 'chosen' that enjoys the smell of the Veg.
    I think urinal cake is being too kind to it, perhaps that gnarly cleaning powder that is used to cover,...
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    Re: Blue Collar jobs and Fragrance

    byandthrough - it's all very well and good for people to suggest that you "ignore what other people think" and "wear what you want" but that's ignoring the reality of some workplaces.

    Yes, we'd...
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    Re: Slumberhouse- Not Loving it

    Oh P&O is pretty damned potent in its own right - just not in the resinous way of Josh's other fragrances.
  97. Thread: Jicky 2.0

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    Re: Jicky 2.0

    Looks like an early MySpace page created by a teenager.
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    Re: Purchase Arpege pour Homme

    I bought a bottle of this a few months back and it's no powerhouse on my skin either, Cologneist.

    Fairly disappointing.

    You're right vinramani - the bottle is total naff. The cap just slides...
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    Re: Counterfeit Fragrances???

    Impossible, hed - otherwise we'd have seen a thread or two with people questioning the authenticity of their Creed fragrances :)
  100. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense, L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme, Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris EDP

    Define middle aged and up.....
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